effort to get republicans to own some of this to shift blame for faltering economy on to this debate itself. >> bret: almost all of them were for "cut, cap and balance," the first, that came out of the house. but as far as the nuance here, chuck, there hasn't been a lot of speaking about it. >> well, michele bachmann's statement, which we just saw to me is a declaration of nonseriousness as the national candidate. it might play well in iowa caucuses but to be the only major candidate position as being against voting for debt ceiling even, you know, practically under any circumstances is not a winning play. if she ever got the nomination, that would come back to haunt her a little bit. again, i keep coming back to how it works out in november. i think while it will have a big impact on the senate and the congressional races, when it comes to picking the president the number that matt jers gdp and unemployment. if a republican makes it through this process, able to hammer on that, he might have a chance. >> bret: n.f.l. is back in.